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How to Recharge Movistar Mexico From the USA

Three ways to recharge Movistar for yourself or a loved one.

Any prepaid Movistar Mexico user knows how stressful it can be to run out of call credit or mobile data. Even more so when you’re abroad in the USA. If you find yourself in that situation, or if you want to support your loved ones in Mexico from a distance, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to find three ways to recharge Movistar from the USA - for yourself, or a loved one. Here’s how it works.

#1: Via the Mi Movistar / Movistar MX app

This is only an option if you are also a Movistar Mexico client. If so, you can download the Movistar MX app from anywhere in the world and register with your Movistar phone number. From then on, you can recharge your own or someone else’s Movistar Mexico phone anytime.

Good to know:

  • The first time you register in the app, you’ll receive 1 GB of free data, valid for 3 days. Please keep in mind that this data can only be used within Mexico.

  • You can only pay with a Mexican debit or credit card, or with a Mercado Pago account. If you’re not Mexican or have been living abroad for a long time, then you might not have access to any of these payment methods. In that case, please refer to our suggestions below.

  • The app is only available in Spanish. If you want to recharge Movistar in English, refer to our alternative suggestions below.

#2: Via the Recharge.com website

Recharge.com is a global platform where you can easily recharge any prepaid mobile phone in the world, from anywhere. That includes Mexico and, of course, Movistar Mexico.

Good to know:

  • On Recharge.com, you don’t need to have a Mexican credit or debit card. You can pay with PayPal, as well as a credit card from any country.

  • The website is available in several languages, including English and Spanish, so you can recharge in a way that’s comfortable for you.

Here’s how to use the platform:

  1. Go to the homepage. You’ll be prompted to select the country where you want to recharge a phone. Select Mexico from the drop-down menu and click ‘Start recharge’.

  2. You’ll see a list of Mexican mobile operators. Select Movistar.

  3. Pick your mobile recharge. You can choose from phone credit, Movistar Internet por Tiempo, or Movistar bundles.

  4. Enter the Mexican phone number you want to recharge and proceed to payment.

Once you’ve completed your payment, the mobile recharge is sent directly to the Movistar Mexico phone you provided. That whole process takes about a minute, but if you’re looking for an even faster and more convenient way to recharge Movistar Mexico, read on.

#3: Via the Recharge.com app

The Recharge.com app is a great option if you’re looking to recharge Movistar Mexico from the USA. It integrates with your phone book, so you can quickly recharge for any of your contacts. And if you recharge regularly for the same person, you can do it even quicker, directly from the app home screen.

Good to know:

  • You can choose between 56+ payment methods and 60+ currencies. That makes payment easy and convenient wherever you are.

  • The app is currently available for download in selected countries only (including the USA, UK, Ireland), but more countries will be added to this list later in 2021.

  • The app is available in multiple languages, so you can recharge Movistar in English, Spanish, or whatever language you prefer.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the Recharge.com app for iOS or Android.

  2. Enter the number you want to recharge. The app automatically detects the mobile carrier and country.

  3. Choose your mobile recharge. Phone credit, mobile data, or bundles? They’re all in the app.

  4. Pay securely with PayPal, credit card, or 56+ other payment methods.


Now you know how easy it can be to recharge Movistar Mexico from the USA. That’s not all, though. Check out all prepaid Mexican phones you can recharge from abroad.